Billboard 200: The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’ Album Debuts At #1 With Huge Sales

Published: Sunday 29th Mar 2020 by Sam

The Weeknd reigns atop of this week’s Billboard 200 with his fourth studio album ‘After Hours.’

Preceded by hits ‘Heartless’ (a #1) and ‘Blinding Lights,’ the set had long been touted as one of the year’s most anticipated.

And it’s delivered in a big way.

Details on its huge debut after the jump…

With the numbers counted and verified, the set premieres at #1 on the Billboard 200 with a colossal first week figure of:

[Sales Plus Streaming]


Of the sum, 275,000 were traditional album sales (helped in earnest by a tour ticket bundle). While roughly 170,000 units were amassed from streaming.

The project’s streaming impact (220.7 million total streams of individual tracks) notably meant that ‘After Hours’ would have been #1 even if it never “sold” a single copy! A fact that’s no doubt indicative of changing times.

In rocketing into pole position, it pushes last week’s winner Lil Uzi Vert’s ‘Eternal Atake’ to #2 (with a still impressive 115k tallied).


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  1. Only Facts March 29, 2020

    Yassss Abel!

    • Andrew March 29, 2020

      Dope album

    • Fancy BISH March 29, 2020

      @Only Facts and @Andrew, yaaaaaaaaaaaaaas ? ???

  2. Always March 29, 2020

    Congrats man, great album.

    • Fancy BISH March 29, 2020

      ✅ ? New music at midnight too ? Abel spoiling us and we love to see it! ??

  3. Andrew March 29, 2020

    Yeees this is how you get over your ex’s

  4. Nicky March 29, 2020

    Niiiice Congrats. King S***.

    According to a pyscho fan, The “Queen of Spotify” did 81 K SPS first week (Camicky)

    The jokes write themselves ?

    • Nicky March 29, 2020


    • Shayla Queen ? March 29, 2020

      “Camicky! SQUAWK SQUAWK! Camicky!” ?

  5. Clarks0o0ñ March 29, 2020

    Queen abelina

    He is probably gonna block dulah peep from debuting at number one next week.

    Future nostalgia hasnt still hit number one on the US iTunes charts.
    Stuck at number 2.

  6. IKNOWTHETRUTH March 29, 2020



  7. Clarks0o0ñ March 29, 2020

    Remember that normani has NEVER EVER seen the inside of the billboard 200.

    The EP she did with Calvin Harris didn’t chart

    • Nicky March 29, 2020

      A 2 Track EP is not eligible to chart on Billboard 200

      Kill yourself ?

      Your IQ is low and you know NOTHING about the music business.

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 29, 2020

        It didnt chart.
        Not on iTunes
        Not on apple music


    • ??? March 30, 2020

      lmaoooooo but NOmance flopped off the charts faster than her solo singles did tho lmfaoooooooooooooooooooo

  8. Clarks0o0ñ March 29, 2020

    Normani has never seen the inside of the billboard 200 album charts EVER in her life


    March is over, the w***** hasn’t appeared on the billboard hot 100 since November 2019.

    I am getting worried for her.

    • Navy Gravy March 29, 2020

      She hasn’t released anything since then either.

      You should worry about something else.?

      • IKNOWTHETRUTH March 29, 2020


      • Clarks0o0ñ March 29, 2020

        Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100: #16(new) Diamonds, @theestallion & @Normani.


        Stupid clowns both of yall.

        Now hold the L

      • ??? March 30, 2020

        lmaoooooo she using all this energy on normani who hasnt released an album, instead of helping camiltoe’s FLOPPEDT album sell some copies or make an impact, i have to laugh out loud lmfaooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  9. Clarks0o0ñ March 29, 2020

    this episode made me realize why normani doesn’t pop like everyone thinks she should. she has like…no personality… #DragRace

    Sorry but @Normani had no personality drag race boos #RuPaulDragRace

    I cannot bring myself to stan for Normani. She has good music but she seems to be missing a personality.. her being a guest judge on #DragRace proved it cause I forgot she was there ???‍♀️

    Normani is so boring…

    Normani was sooooooo boring in this week’s episode of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Wow. Comes across so bland.

    i don’t mean to be hyperbolic, but i think it’s safe to say normani was the most boring, flat drag race judge in recent memory. this y’all new messiah?

    Normani was a boring guest judge

    Love her but Normani was boring as s*** on drag race

    • ??? March 30, 2020

      lmaoooooooo sis why didnt you use all this essay energy to keep camiltoe’s tour from flopping and getting canceled? lmfaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  10. Clarks0o0ñ March 29, 2020

    I love Normani but that the most boring judging I’ve ever seen like girl I fr forgot she was there on multiple occasions

    normani is so boring and dry as a judge on “drag race.” ?

    Also Normani is boring and should never return. I actually forgot she was there #DragRace

    Sorry for this, but Normani was boring as guest judge on #rpdr


    Normani = zero personality

    • ??? March 30, 2020

      lmaoooooo gurl you need to take all this energy and try to find NOmance on the charts lmfaoooooooooooooooo

  11. Jay Jay March 29, 2020

    Haven’t listened to the full album yet. Definitely will this week ?

    • Fancy BISH March 29, 2020

      It’s ? chile lol…and new songs tonight!

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